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Which tags do you think should be renamed? Let's add here tag-rename requests as answers. We can vote up answers to indicate that we agree with that tag-rename request and use the comments to discuss the request.

Unless there is a discussion about a tag-rename, anyone can go ahead to change the tags after some time and upvotes. This to prevent that somebody just retags everything when a request comes, now matter what the others think... When we get moderators this task will shift to them.

Please all take a look now (and vote) and suggest more tag renames if you have.

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  • $\begingroup$ Don't you mean adding tag-rename requests as 'answers'? I edited your question to reflect this. Feel free to rollback if that is not what you meant. $\endgroup$
    – svadali
    Jul 23, 2010 at 13:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Srikant Off course :) Thanks $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 23, 2010 at 13:18
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know how other meta's do it, but it seems that waiting for 4 upvotes takes a very long time. Should we just wait a day for negative comments and than go ahead with a rename? Or lower the number of votes? $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 25, 2010 at 17:13
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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps, we should have something like: "We will implement a re-tag request unless we get -4 negative votes within 5 days of posting." or some such. $\endgroup$
    – svadali
    Jul 25, 2010 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ The dynamics seem to work well so I kind of removed/relaxed any requirements... As long as people wait a while $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 18:00
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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Current tag synonym candidates $\endgroup$ Apr 7, 2016 at 17:54

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Tag Synonym Created

[fundamentals] (x6) -> [introductory] (x2) or [beginner]

Note: [beginner] is one of the most popular tags on SO, so not sure if it would be helpful to have some consistency across sites.

DONE

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    $\begingroup$ You have my strong support for beginner. $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Jul 26, 2010 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ I also vote for beginner $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 17:55
  • $\begingroup$ I forgot to mark this, but I did this one already before meta.stats.stackexchange.com/questions/172/… was posted $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 27, 2010 at 4:55
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Another one that has turned up a few times is "Resources for learning x" (example 1 and 2). Maybe also tag these as "beginner"?

DONE

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  • $\begingroup$ And of 2. I would drop the tutorials tag or add also books. I favor dropping tutorials $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 17:59
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, Peter!! $\endgroup$
    – Shane
    Jul 26, 2010 at 20:09
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Tag Synonym created

[financial] (x1) -> [finance] (x2)

DONE

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TAG SYNONYM Created

[modelling] (x3) == [modeling] (x9)

RENAME DONE

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    $\begingroup$ See also meta.stats.stackexchange.com/questions/36/… . I am in favor of taking indeed the one with one l, as that one naturally occurred. Should be synonyms imho $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 18:08
  • $\begingroup$ I agree, if there's a programmatic option to make them equivalent that would be best. $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2010 at 21:46
  • $\begingroup$ Also, I totally missed that previous question - thanks for pointing it out. $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2010 at 1:37
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Tag Synonym created

[model-choice] -> [model-selection]

DONE

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Tag Synonym Created

[random-variables] -> [random-variable]

DONE

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    $\begingroup$ Or the opposite. There is also [random-variate]. And I'm not sure what to make of just [random]. $\endgroup$ Jul 23, 2010 at 14:28
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    $\begingroup$ I think the one [random] tag existing should be [randomness] $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 23, 2010 at 14:34
  • $\begingroup$ Any objections against changing this tag before the start of the public beta tonight? If we decide later on plural than we can retag them easily, but until then there is no inconsistency. $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 7:53
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    $\begingroup$ @Peter Go do it. $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Jul 26, 2010 at 9:25
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Dangling [image] and [processing] in [image-processing].
DONE

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Tag Synonym created

Not sure what to do with this, but a number of questions cover either "layman" or "plain english". Should we just make these all into "introductory" or "beginner"?

DONE (beginner is chosen)

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Tag Synonym Created

[fa] -> [factor-analysis]? This is much less common than PCA.

DONE

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Tag synonym created

distribution[*2] -> distributions[*23]
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Tag Synonym Created

[homogeneity-of-variance] (x1) -> [homogeneity] (x1)

DONE

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Tag Synonym Created

[pca] (x2) -> [principal-components] (x1)
DONE THE OPPOSITE

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  • $\begingroup$ I think that I maybe like the pca tag more. Any reason for preferring the long-but-not-complete version? Or should both exist, where pca are questions really the method and principal-components for other questions where the principal components play a role? $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ I just thought "principal-components" was more descriptive, but I don't have a strong feeling on this. Go with pca if you prefer. I don't think we need both. $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2010 at 9:59
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure either. For example we also have the tag fa for factor analyses. That one I personally didn't catch the abbreviation immediately $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 10:17
  • $\begingroup$ I vote for pca, because it is more familiar than the full name. $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Jul 26, 2010 at 13:44
  • $\begingroup$ I vote for pca as well. $\endgroup$
    – Shane
    Jul 26, 2010 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ I assumed we have consensus. $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Jul 26, 2010 at 16:53
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Tag Synonyms create

book -> books

textbooks -> books

textbook -> books

Is this change OK?


[books] == [textbooks]

PROPOSED RESOLUTION: Make a synonym of books and textbooks, with books being the standard displayed value. DIAMOND NEEDED

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  • $\begingroup$ Any objections against changing this tag before the start of the public beta tonight? $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 7:53
  • $\begingroup$ Just check that they really are textbooks and not some other genre of book. Otherwise, please go ahead. $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2010 at 9:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Rob what do you think how this question should be tagged? stats.stackexchange.com/questions/363/… $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Peter. I'd leave that as "books". Lady Tasting Tea is certainly not a textbook. Nor is Fooled by Randomness. $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2010 at 10:00
  • $\begingroup$ @Rob Shall we at least make them both plural or singular? I think I prefer plural in this case for both tags $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 10:11
  • $\begingroup$ textbook should be a synonym for default tag books $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2010 at 10:37
  • $\begingroup$ @SilentGhost So you suggest dropping textbook completely and using only books? $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 11:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Peter I agree with them being plural $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2010 at 11:14
  • $\begingroup$ I changed for now all textbook to plural. Anyone else an opinion on making everything books? I think it might make sense. $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 11:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Peter: tag synonyms. I suggest that books and textbooks will be made synonyms. With books being the default view. $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2010 at 12:16
  • $\begingroup$ Ok, I'm unfamiliar with that option, but it sounds good to me. I guess only mods can put that on? $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Jul 26, 2010 at 16:33

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